Heel Pain In Young Athletes: Calcaneal Apophysitis or “Sever’s Disease” + MORE

Heel Pain In Young Athletes: Calcaneal Apophysitis or “Sever’s Disease” + MORE

Head Games: Athletes and Their Body Images + MORE

To listen to this new podcast series, click on the above arrow. Welcome to Week 3 of Head Games! The mental game of youth sports is key to your child’s success and this week we focus on Athletes and Their Body Images. My co-host for the series is Diane Munoz, counselor, blogger, and recoverin.... More »
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Do Your Kids Excel In Practice Then Freeze Up During Games? + MORE

Lisa Cohn here to tell you: We are seeing more and more perfectionist athletes today. And that’s good news and bad news when it comes to sports. For example, my 6-year-old son loves to practice, but freezes up during games. If asked why, most athletes say things like, “I’m worried I may do som.... More »
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Childhood Trauma: How Adults Can Foster Healing and Resilience + MORE

Childhood trauma often occurs from distressing events or relationships that exceed a young person’s ability to understand or process a traumatic experience. Most of us link trauma with tragedies like mass shootings, rape, accidents, war, or natural disasters. But childhood trauma is also associate.... More »

The Cost of Youth Sports: How Much is Too Much? + MORE

The cost of youth sports continues to increase with the goals parents are setting for their young athletes and as competition gets more heated. Loftier goals + stiffer competition=more money spent. The question you as a sports parent must ask yourself is this: how much is too much? I’ve read .... More »
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Help Kids Be More Mentally Resilient + MORE

The Importance of Resiliency in Youth Sports A sports parent asks, “My children seem to get easily stressed out when things go wrong while playing. Is there anything I can do about this?” The issue your children are facing is common and can be challenging. They could benefit from some tr.... More »
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Fellow, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
Fellow, American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons
Palo Alto, CA
Key Points:

Heel pain in young athletes is a very common condition in young growing athletes
Most often this is a condition called “Sever’s Disease”, and can be managed with heel cushioning, proper shoe wear, and activity modification 

Heel pain is one of the most common complaints in young athletes…

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Baseball umpires are often vilified by fans and players alike. The best umps, like the best offensive lineman, are anonymous. You should hardly notice them. But when they do make a mistake, they’re noticed and hated.
So what does this have to do with parenting? Everything. Is the only time your children get real attention from you when they blow it like an umpire does when in front of hometown fans? And when your kids do well, do you hardly notice them? It’s sad but true, many times…

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To listen to the podcast, click on the arrow above. Setting goals in sports is not just for athletes who want to go pro, or even make it to college. Setting goals is something we should encourage every child in sports to do. And here’s why: The real value of setting goals is not the…Read More

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Coaches Inc., a sports marketing agency that represents college and professional sports coaches, announced that it has partnered with CoachUp. Coaches Inc. offers coaches services in contract negotiations, career planning,  and marketing and promotional opportunities.
CoachUp will drive new business to Coaches Inc…

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The Tipping Point in Youth Sports

– changingthegameproject.com

“What happens to us parents and coaches,” I often get asked, “that turns us from sensible, relaxed people to stressed out adults roaming up and down sports sidelines and screaming at every play?” It is a question I ponder a lot, especially as I often get to watch my young children’s games played side by […

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Want a roadmap to understanding the rapidly changing world of journalism and media? You might want to read Jay Rosen’s post at his PressThink site: How to be literate in what’s changing in journalism.
Rosen is an NYU journalism professor and one of the sharpest media critics in the U.S. The list consists of “the main currents and trends” that he expects students in his “digital thinking” class to master by the end of the term…

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